Indiana’s Department of Transportation has awarded Alliance AutoGas a $3.2 million contract to install the nation’s largest single-state propane AutoGas fueling network. Once the fueling network is complete, Indiana will have 115 AutoGas fueling stations. According to the company, this network is the first of its kind and will provide propane fuel to both private and public fleet vehicles.
Prior to be awarded this state contract, Alliance AutoGas has already been awarded $10.1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARRA fund and a portion of these funds will also be allocated to building out Indiana’s propane fueling infrastructure. Upon completion of the network, there will be a propane fueling station every 30 miles throughout the state.
“We are honored to receive this award and we consider it a vote of confidence from the Indiana state government,” says Henry Bodie, Alliance AutoGas vice president of business development. “This DOE-funded project reasserts that AutoGas is a critical piece of the U.S. energy equation.”
According to the company, Alliance AutoGas founding partners will facilitate the development and installation of the expansive statewide infrastructure, as well as provide state-of-the-art AutoGas dispensing and fueling equipment. “We’re proud of the products and services that we offer and our ability to offer them cost effectively,” says Bodie.
As part of this program, Indiana will also convert 227 Ford vans and trucks to run on AutoGas. American Alternative Fuel, an Alliance AutoGas founding partner, will provide equipment for these conversions, marking another piece of this statewide project that has been awarded to Alliance AutoGas.